Every rider knows that using the right gear when riding a motorcycle is essential. Within the list of equipment, some stand out for their greater importance and protection capacity, such as the helmet.
The Knowledge of a Few
What few know is that the second most important item of the costume is gloves, even though they are not mandatory.
- In the event of an accident, one of the first regions of the body to touch the ground is the hands, since it is common to try to hold or protect ourselves in situations of risk.
- Even though the jacket is a very important item, ordinary clothing already offers some type of protection. Our hands are always bare, which is not recommended when using a motorcycle .
Wearing gloves for driving brings several benefits, not only for safety, but also for the driving and style of the driver. There are specialized gloves for drivers who use the motorcycle on short journeys, or just inside cities, and there are also gloves aimed at a more adventurous audience, who likes to hit the road and spend long hours on the bench.
Thinking About Security
The first step in buying a pair of motorcycle gloves is to assess how you use your motorcycle and how much safety you need.
- In this regard, the pilot will have to decide the model and material of his glove. By model, we are talking about the purpose of the glove, because for each type of use there is a different type of pair.
- If your goal is to walk short distances in controlled environments like cities, small wrist gloves without solid protection are enough, as this type of route does not offer much danger. Open gloves , that is to say, that leave the fingers exposed are also an option, in case the pilot wants to leave his hands aerated.
For long journeys, such as roads, long-sleeved gloves without solid protection and closed are recommended for greater protection and comfort. At high speeds, wind is a factor that hinders steering, so the long barrel should be worn over the jacket, to prevent the passage of air and maintain the rider’s posture.
For being exposed to the environment for a long time, it is good that the glove is closed, to protect the hands from the sun, objects, temperature and humidity, in case of rain.
If sport is your goal, you will need extra protection, the so-called solid protection, which prevents any type of accident with the pilot’s wrists . In addition, this solid protection serves to maintain the ideal position for riding the motorcycle.
For this purpose, gloves usually come with long cuffs, to cover solid protection.
Material And Style
Still thinking about safety, but also adapting to the style, the material of the gloves is a key piece when choosing a pair. It also varies according to its purpose.